GCSE Results Day 2020, what to expect.

GCSE Results Day 2020, what to expect.

GCSE results day is on Thursday 20 August 2020. 

Things might look a little different this year because of the pandemic and lack of exams but that doesn’t make it any less of a big deal. You’ve worked hard for years for this day, so breathe (!) and check out our tips on how best to prepare below. 


Before results day: 

  • We know it’s easier said than done but try your best not to worry. Support is on hand, and there are always options.
  • Talk to your parents or carers and be upfront about any worries or concerns.
  • Find out from your school how they will be organising results day:
    • do you have to go in at any particular time, or maybe use a certain entrance?
    • are your results available online because of the pandemic?
    • book a place at our online Q&A session on 19 August, we'll be there to settle any nerves and offer advice. 
    • try to get a good nights sleep. When you feel more awake, it’s easier to make better decisions.
    • think about who you want with you when you open your results. Parents? Classmates? Besties? Teacher? Or do you just want to take a peek on your own in a quiet corner?
    • check out our guide to options after Year 11, so that you’re aware of different options if things don’t go to plan.

On results day: 

  • Take your phone. Your nan will be itching to know what you got!
  • If you got the grades you needed, great. Now you can relax but remember to check out with your college or training provider what to do to enroll. We have up to date information on college and sixth form admissions and what you need to do to make sure you’re sorted.
  • If you have any questions about your results or if you think you might have to sit an exam again later in the year, talk to your teachers and find out what you need to do.
  • And don’t forget to snap a quick selfie - high school is finally over.

The calculator on your phone can also come in handy for adding up marks and thinking about grade boundaries. For more info on how your results were calculated this year, check out our other blog post on how exam results have changed this year.

If you didn’t quite get what you were hoping for and you need to rethink your options, talk to your careers adviser - they should be in school or available via phone on the day. Or you can contact our Chat service on 01484 213856, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook messenger and speak to one of our careers advisers. Don’t panic: we’ve got your back.

Remember, whatever happens on results day, your friends, family and teachers will be proud of you and your achievements, especially for navigating your way through the last few months. 

Congratulations, class of 2020!

Georgina & Kate

Trainee careers advisers

C&K Careers

Page updated August 2020

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